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BRFSS Survey Results 2001 for Piedmont North Carolina

Tobacco Indicators+

How old were you the first time you smoked a cigarette, even one or two puffs?*

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  Total
Respond.#
12 or under 13-14 15-16 17-18 19 0r older
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,446 315 24.6 21.2-28.4 275 18.9 16.0-22.1 389 27.8 24.2-31.6 210 13.3 11.1-15.9 257 15.4 13.0-18.3
Piedmont NC 176 39 24.8 17.5-33.9 32 18.4 12.6-26.0 47 28.7 20.9-38.1 28 14.5 9.7-21.2 30 13.6 9.1-19.7
COUNTY/REGION**
Buncombe 106 26 23.3 15.3-34.0 21 20.0 12.6-30.3 29 29.9 20.2-41.8 15 14.8 8.5-24.4 15 11.9 6.7-20.5
Cumberland 86 12 19.5 9.2-36.5 26 28.4 19.7-39.2 17 21.9 13.6-33.2 18 17.2 10.4-27.3 13 13.0 6.3-24.9
Durham 75 14 22.3 12.2-37.2 14 20.7 11.4-34.7 24 27.4 17.8-39.7 8 8.7 4.1-17.5 15 20.9 12.2-33.3
Forsyth 97 18 22.2 13.9-33.4 19 16.8 10.4-26.1 24 27.9 18.9-39.1 19 17.5 10.9-26.8 17 15.6 9.3-25.0
Gaston 113 33 30.9 22.1-41.5 17 15.1 9.2-23.8 31 27.2 18.7-37.8 11 9.0 4.8-16.3 21 17.7 10.6-28.3
Guilford 85 9 10.9 5.5-20.4 16 21.6 13.0-33.7 34 35.9 25.7-47.5 10 10.3 5.3-19.2 16 21.3 12.8-33.3
Mecklenburg 99 15 16.2 9.4-26.5 21 23.7 15.2-34.9 27 28.3 19.2-39.6 21 21.1 13.6-31.1 15 10.7 6.2-18.0
New Hanover 107 25 26.6 18.2-37.1 19 17.3 10.9-26.2 18 16.6 10.2-25.8 13 9.9 5.4-17.4 32 29.7 21.2-40.0
Onslow 115 27 30.1 17.5-46.8 20 12.7 7.4-20.8 32 29.7 18.2-44.5 15 12.0 6.6-20.8 21 15.6 9.0-25.6
Wake 89 16 18.6 10.9-30.1 13 17.0 8.5-31.1 31 35.7 24.9-48.1 17 17.2 10.0-28.1 12 11.5 6.1-20.4
Western NC 153 49 36.2 27.8-45.6 24 14.8 9.5-22.4 34 21.4 15.1-29.3 20 12.8 8.0-19.8 26 14.9 9.9-21.8
Piedmont NC 176 39 24.8 17.5-33.9 32 18.4 12.6-26.0 47 28.7 20.9-38.1 28 14.5 9.7-21.2 30 13.6 9.1-19.7
Eastern NC 145 32 25.1 17.5-34.5 33 20.0 13.6-28.3 41 27.4 19.7-36.8 15 8.9 5.0-15.1 24 18.6 12.1-27.6

+ Approximately half of the respondents received questions from this topic See Technical Notes for more information.

Due to the small number of respondents to this question, no further breakdowns are available for Piedmont North Carolina. Please refer to the North Carolina table for statewide breakdowns.

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* This question was asked of all respondents who reported smoking 100+ cigarettes in his/her lifetime.

#Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50. N = Cell Size, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics.

** Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson
Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Warren, Yadkin
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

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